Heavy lambs sell from £79 to £85.50 each at Markethill

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An entry of 1920 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 14th September sold in a firm trade.

Heavy lambs sold from £79 to £85.50 each with the entire entry of heavies averaging £82.20 each. Top rate of 332p per kilo was paid for 24.7kilos at £82 each.

Good quality middleweight lambs reached 371p per kilo for 22.4kilos at £83 each. All good quality pens sold from 335p to 359p per kilo.

A large entry of stores sold readily to 406p per kilo for 16.4 kilos at £66.50 each, followed by 393p per kilo for 16.4kilos at £64.50 each. Main demand sold from 350p to 381p per kilo.

Cull ewes sold from £65 to £86 each with plainer ewes from £40 to £60 each.

Breeding hoggets sold to £155 each with several pens selling from £125 to £150 each. Rams sold to £350 for a shearling Texel. Several more sold from £220 to £345 each.

STORE LAMBS: Kilcoo farmer: 16.4k, £66.50, 406p: Tynan farmer: 16.4k, £64.50, 393p: Dungannon farmer: 18k, £69, 381p: Belleeks farmer: 18.2k, £68.50, 376p: Dungannon farmer: 17.9k, £67, 374p: Newtownhamilton farmer: 14.2k, £53, 373p: Dungannon farmer: 18.1k, £67.50, 372p: Draperstown farmer: 18k, £67, 372p: Draperstown farmer: 15k, £56, 370p.

MIDDLEWEIGHT LAMBS: Magheralin farmer: 22.4k, £83, 371p: Tandragee farmer: 23k, £82.50, 359p: Lurgan farmer: 22.2k, £79, 356p: Kilkeel farmer: 22.7k, £79.80, 352p: Armagh farmer: 21.7k, £76, 350p: Jerrettspass farmer: 21.7k, £74.50, 343p: Jerrettspass farmer: 23.4k, £80, 342p: Tynan farmer: 21.8k, £74.50, 342p.

HEAVY LAMBS: Dorsey farmer: 24.7k, £82, 332p: Kilkeel farmer: 25.8k, £85.50, 331p: Markethill farmer: 24.4, £79, 321p: Armagh farmer: 25.5k, £81.50, 320p: Richhill farmer: 26.4k, £84, £319.